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Table 3 Individual research skill statement items for all participants and workplace subgroups (p)

From: The research capacity and culture of Australian podiatrists

Individual research skills All Podiatrists Sole practitioner Multi-practitioner  
N = 238 N = 81 N = 157
  Median (IQR) Median (IQR) Median (IQR) p
1. Finding relevant literature 7 (6–8) 6 (5–8) 7 (6–9) 0.003
2. Critically reviewing the literature 6 (4–8) 5 (4–7) 7 (5–8) 0.001
3. Using a computer referencing system (eg Endnote) 5 (2–8) 3 (1–6) 6 (2–8) 0.001
4. Writing a research protocol 3 (1–6) 1 (1–4) 4 (2–7) <0.001
5. Securing research funding 1 (1–4) 1 (1–2) 2 (1–5) 0.001
6. Submitting an ethics application 2 (1–5) 1 (1–2) 2 (1–7) <0.001
7. Designing questionnaires 4 (1–7) 2 (1–5) 5 (2–7) <0.001
8. Collecting data e.g. surveys, interviews 5 (2–7) 3 (1–5) 6 (2–8) <0.001
9. Using computer data management systems 3 (1–6) 2 (1–4) 4 (2–7) 0.004
10. Analysing qualitative research data 3 (1–5) 1 (1–3) 3 (1–6) <0.001
11. Analysing quantitative research data 3 (1–6) 2 (1–4) 4 (2–7) 0.001
12. Writing a research report 3 (1–7) 2 (1–5) 5 (2–7) <0.001
13. Writing for publication in peer-reviewed journals 2 (1–6) 1 (1–4) 3 (1–7) <0.001
14. Providing advice to less experienced researchers 2 (1–6) 1 (1–2) 3 (1–6) <0.001